Limited edition print designed exclusively for @skullandheart
A2 in size (16.54” × 23.39”)
limited edition of 50
Signed and Numbered.
*This will ONLY be available through Skull & Heart
Also check out the other artists they’ve worked with. Tons of amazing work.
Hopefully soon I will post a tutorial on their site. It’s still being written. Sorry guys.
I’ll have just a few of these @skullandheart “Queen Bee”prints available at comic con (booth 4503)
edition of 50
If you can’t make it to comic con you can pick up the prints via Skull and Heart’s website.
Skull and Heart SNEAK PEEK!
I teamed up with Skye and Dan over at Skull and Heart. Two very cool people that are releasing art prints by artists from all over. I’m part of series 2 with David Bray! You should check out Series 1 it includes Dan Mumford and William Exley.
It was a fun experience working with them. They sent me some examples of my work that they liked and asked that I design something along those lines. The only rule was that it could only be two colors. Yipes. I’ve gotten comfortable working on 5-color screen prints. It was a challenge to see how I could make the most of two colors. So I tried some new and not so used techniques to design the art print.
The art print will be released very soon and only available through S&H.
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Another update on the art print for @skullandheart Finished inking at 5am, crashed for a bit. Put out some fires after I woke up. Had to postpone hangout time with Chris @palehorsedesign Sorry man, let’s try for Saturday. Put out more fires and my computer kept crashing all damn day. Yeah… Story of my life…
So far this has been a lot of “let’s see what happens” on this project. Just trying techniques and limited palettes I don’t normally use. A couple of times I was hoping an airplane engine would fall on my apartment so I didn’t hafta go through the growing pains of trying new shit.
Finally got to drink coffee!!!! One cup was like jet fuel to me. I’m still bouncing around.
Update on the art print for @skullandheart I should be done with the inking tonight. This piece has been fun to do so of course I got carried away with the detail. This thing is killing my hands. Plus I miss caffeine of all kinds. I can’t have any until I’m done inking. Stupid coffee jitters grumblegrumble. Stick around for the walk-through I’m writing for Skull and Heart.
At the same time I’ve been prepping for the move. Not an easy task. I thought finding a place was tough. Planning the move is even more difficult and a pain in the ass. So please check out the MOVING SALE I have going on right now and help me afford it. Gracias!
**Apologies to all the folks emailing, calling and texting me right now. Once I’m done with this project I’ll get back to you.
Update on the art print for @skullandheart
It’s a Tom Waits kinda night.
"Got a head full of lightning
And a hat full of rain”
This would definitely end up on my travel mix tape.
Lots of work, lots of non-work and lots of not getting any sleep has me stressed out.
Today was spent mostly on the phone dealing with people and then more time spent on email dealing with more people. Been sneaking in work on the art print though.
This part took forever. I kept drawing and redrawing but it made no sense. (Granted it doesn’t really make sense here either.) It looked like blobs of lines and not hair. Something I used to be okay with when I was younger and knew less. Probably because I was influenced by artists who didn’t know a whole lot more than me. When I look at my secret collection of artists for influence and problem-solving I see that most of them don’t lay down a blob of lines and pray people think it looks like hair. They draw through and make sure the shapes mean something and that there’s a rhythm. To misquote Adam Hughes “think of hair as strips of ribbon”. After I read that I started using that approach and it made my life easier (by creating more work).
Oh yeah…instead of trolling youtube for the answers to everything you don’t know… try reading interviews with artists. I learned a shit ton about method and technique by being a dork and reading as much as I could on the artists I looked up to. Shit I’ve told students before in lectures and shit I’m telling you now. Whenever I am interviewed by someone who isn’t asking me generic questions I try to divulge as much as I can on my influences.
Also if you’re influenced by “Z” artist think about the “A-Y” artists that influenced them. Even though my main gig is doing posters I don’t limit my influences to just poster artists. I look at design, comic books, shitty metal album covers and a ton more stuff that’s none of your B.E. Beeswax.
Rockin’ the bells…
Nothing earth-shattering to announce. Still working on the pencils for this art print commissioned by @skullandheart . I figured out an interesting way to do the color holds for this 2 color print. I tested it out in photoshop and was pleasantly suprised. The dim light bulb of ingenuity went on and prompted me to question why I never tried it before. My only response to myself was "Chut UP!" I was tired.
Still losing my mind drawing this hair style. It’s tough. There really isn’t good reference (that I could find) so I’m frankensteining ref from various hairdos to satisfy my neurosis.
Fuck it I’m just happy to be drawing. Most of my time is spent chasing down work or invoices while cracked out on caffeine.
Got itunes on shuffle so it went from Matchbook Romance, to the Replacements, to the Men of Porn, and then Red Fang. What does it mean? Besides my awesome taste in music.
Hey can someone remind me I have a hair/beard cut appointment for Tuesday at 7pm?